Saturday, March 16th, 2024 Posted by Jim Thacker

Tutorial: Nuke Projection Workflows for Feature Films

The Gnomon Workshop has released Nuke Projection Workflows for Feature Films, a detailed guide to professional VFX workflows, recorded by Generalist and CG Supervisor Nacho Thomas.

The advanced workshop provides over seven hours of video training in Nuke, Maya, Arnold and Photoshop, and is aimed at working 2D and 3D artists looking to develop their skills.

Discover professional workflows to speed up environment creation for feature films
In the workshop, Thomas reveals how artists working on feature films use paintovers and projections to speed up workflow, allowing for more work to be done during compositing.

The non-destructive workflow involves creating comp-friendly projections using AOV sequences in Nuke.

Thomas begins with an overview of the preparatory work in Maya, discussing how to work with large environments and handle the AOV outputs.

He uses Arnold to render the AOVs, although the techniques discusses apply to most renderers.

He then progresses to Nuke, occasionally jumping into Photoshop for digital painting work, discussing how to handle the AOV sequence in Nuke, and how to create custom tools.

Viewers of the workshop can download project files to follow along with the tutorials, including Thomas’s Nuke master file and three sequences used for the shot (Beauty, Utility, and Volumetrics), with light groups and all necessary passes.

About the artist
Nacho Thomas has over 20 years of experience as a Generalist, Environment Artist and CG Supervisor at studios including Industrial Light & Magic, MPC, Framestore and DNEG.

His credits include The Mandalorian, Transformers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Exodus, The Jungle Book, 47 Ronin, and many more.

Pricing and availability
Nuke Projection Workflows for Feature Films is available via a subscription to The Gnomon Workshop, which provides access to over 300 tutorials.

Subscriptions cost $57/month or $519/year. Free trials are available.

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